ALBANY — Sally F. Carey, 84, was called to eternal life on Jan. 8, 2013, at Albany Memorial Hospital, with her children at her side. She was born Feb. 16, 1928, in Massena, N.Y., the oldest child of Warren G. and Blanche (Sullivan) Frenette.
Her husband, John D. Carey, died in 1980.
Mrs. Carey attended St. John's Academy (valedictorian), Loretta Business College, and Albany Business College. She served as a volunteer at Regina Maria Retreat House, Champlain Valley Hospital, and Friends of the Library. She was a long-time member of the St. John's Altar Rosary Society and Catholic Daughters.
Sally served her family and community in many ways, being an active parishioner in St. John's Church for 50 years, acting as secretary to the Plattsburgh City Planning and Zoning Board for almost 20 years, working as a librarian for Plattsburgh State, and being a landlady to 20 years of Plattsburgh State students. She was an avid and skillful bridge player, collecting many Grand Master Points.
She is survived by five children, John D. Jr. (Suzanne), Colleen Sullivan (Gregory), Mary Pat Beaulac (Mark), Joseph J., and Sally Ann Miranda (Steve). Her son, Neil J. Carey of Chazy, N.Y., died in March 2009. She is further survived by one sister, Betty McIlreath of Convent Station, N.J., sister-in-law Patti Frenette of Ariz., and Mary (Carey) and Budd Munhall of Lake George, N.Y., and Fla. Mrs. Carey is also survived by 16 grandchildren, Kevin, Bryce, and Brendan Carey; Meagan, Annie, Carey and Patrick Sullivan; Ryan and Michael Carey; Claire and Sam Beaulac; Douglas and Virginia Carey; and Max, Molly, and Sean Miranda. She is also survived by five great-grandchildren and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Funeral calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 11, at the Brown Funeral Home in Plattsburgh. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at St. John's Church. Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery in Lake Placid at a later date.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901 (518)-561-3980. Online condolences and memorial candles may be offered at http://www.brownfuneralhomeinc.com